A bone marrow drive for Nancy Newby saw success, with more than 100 people turning out to see if they could be a match for the McNeal Elementary School teacher.
Newby is suffering from multiple myeloma, a form of cancer of the blood.
The Icla da Silva Foundation, a recruitment center for Be the Match, held three drives for Newby Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.
Additional drives are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, 5100 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, and from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, at McNeal Elementary School, 6325 Lorraine Road, Lakewood Ranch.
Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44. For more information, visit bethematch.org.
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